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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
NFU Cymru calls Welsh gov to 'urgently reconsider' badger cull position

NFU Cymru is urging Welsh Government to "take note of the emerging evidence in England" following the publication of a bovine TB eradication strategy ...


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20 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Potato sales rise 3 points to 2.2m tonnes amid campaign success

Shoppers bought three per cent more British potatoes this year compared to 2015, new data shows, amid fears of sliding sales. The figures for the l...


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20 December 2018 | News,Property News
Price stability 'key factor' in increased activity Scottish farmland

Price stability has been the key factor underpinning increased activity in the market for farmland and farm sales in Scotland during 2018. The key ...


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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Government,News
Minimum salary threshold for migrants 'risks no vets in abattoirs'

The proposed salary thresholds for skilled migrants post-Brexit may threaten the status of EU vets carrying out “critical” work in UK slaughterhouses....


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20 December 2018 | Animal Health,Cattle,News
New automated system detects early signs of cattle lameness

Farmers could soon have a special early-detection system for lameness in cattle thanks to a new piece of technology. Using location tracking data c...


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20 December 2018 | News,Property News,Rural Life
Medieval farming estate could be bought by county council

Europe's last working farm still operating under medieval customs could soon be bought by Nottinghamshire County Council. The 1,900-acre site Laxto...


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20 December 2018 | Machinery and Equipment,News,Products
Robydome to launch remote control computer system for grain store management

Technological advances in grain store sensing and management are rapidly moving into today’s high-tech world, where home heating, lights and even boil...


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19 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
UK metaldehyde ban will have 'major impact' on British farmers

The banning of metaldehyde is “hugely disappointing” and will have a “major impact” on British farmers and growers, the NFU said today. Defra has a...


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19 December 2018 | Crops and Cereals,News
Grower feedback wanted on changes to seed potato standards

British seed growers are being asked to share their feedback on potential changes to the scope of the Safe Haven Standards, the seed potato assurance ...


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19 December 2018 | News,Rural Life
Major win for rural mobile coverage as Ofcom announce new measures

Ofcom has announced a series of new measures designed to compel mobile network operators to improve coverage in rural areas. Under changes to the p...


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19 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Poultry
New ventilation system to help poultry welfare in hot weather

A prototype for a new poultry ventilation system has been created with the aim of improving the welfare and production of broiler chickens. The nov...


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19 December 2018 | Finance,News,Property News
Farming families warned to plan succession or risk cash woes

Family farming businesses in the UK which trade as partnerships or sole traders are being urged to plan ahead in case a founding member dies, as it ca...


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19 December 2018 | Arable,Crops and Cereals,News,Renewables and Environment
Climate change poses threat to UK growing patterns, survey shows

The challenge of climate change could post a threat to traditional UK growing patterns, according to an annual harvest yield survey. The publicatio...


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19 December 2018 | Dairy,Finance,Government,News
Upcoming milk contract consultation 'unique opportunity' for farmers

The upcoming consultation on the introduction of mandatory milk contracts with minimum standards is a “unique and tremendously significant opportunity...


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19 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Trainspotting actor to face trial after dog allegedly killed sheep

Actor Stuart McQuarrie, who has appeared in films such as Trainspotting and 28 Days Later, is to face trial over accusations his dog killed sheep. ...



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18 December 2018 | Education,News,NFU
NFU's 'farmvention' initiative receives 600 entries from primary schools

Hundreds of primary schools have entered the NFU's first national education competition which will see a school turning into a farm for the day. Fa...


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18 December 2018 | Animal Health,News
Bovine TB testing rules relaxed for lower-risk farms

Farmers who have managed to stay clear of bovine TB for at least six years will be able to revert to annual, rather than six-monthly, testing. The ...


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18 December 2018 | News,Rural Life
Young epileptic farmer overturns decision to stop disability allowance

A young epileptic farmer who suddenly had her disability allowance stopped by the Government managed to overturn the decision with the help of a farmi...


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18 December 2018 | Animal Health,News,Pigs
Pig producers back calls to improve global antibiotic stewardship

The UK pig industry has backed calls to improve stewardship of antimicrobials in global pork production in order to ensure a level playing field. T...


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18 December 2018 | Meat,News,Produce,Supermarkets
Campaign aims to get consumers to buy local Scotch meat

Over 2.4 million Scottish consumers will be inspired to choose Scotch Beef PGI as the perfect festive choice in a high-impact Christmas campaign. L...


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18 December 2018 | Finance,News,Rural Life,Sheep
SNP budget cut to Less Favoured Areas 'unacceptable'

NFU Scotland have called an SNP budget slash for the country's remote 'Less Favoured Areas' as "unacceptable". Figures revealed in the Scottish Bud...


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18 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Animal Health,Cattle,Finance,News
Farmer injected cows with 'diesel substance' to fake TB result for compensation

A farmer under “financial pressure” injected cattle with a diesel type substance in order to fake a positive bovine TB result and claim compensation. ...


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18 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,Finance,News
Farming family appeal for help after losing farm to 'devastating' fire

A farming family have made a public plea for funds to rebuild their farm after losing it to a huge blaze. The Burkinshaws, who live near Choppingto...


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18 December 2018 | Government,News
'No deal' Brexit must not damage 'already vulnerable' industry, farmers say

Farmers are warning the Government to consider the impact of a ‘no deal’ Brexit scenario on an already “vulnerable” farming industry. Farmers remai...


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18 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Police appeal after sheep heads found in Derbyshire

Police have appealed for more information after two sheep heads were found dumped in Derbyshire. Police are investigating after finding decapitated...


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17 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Criminals steal £100,000 worth of alcohol from farm

Police are appealing for more information after criminals stole alcohol worth more than £100,000 from a Renfrewshire farm. A Southbar Transport tra...


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17 December 2018 | Agri Safety and Rural Crime,News
Extent of this year's fire devastation on UK farms exposed

New figures released today expose the extent of fire devastation caused by the hot summer and early harvest for UK farmers, threatening the lives of f...



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